Sunday, April 29, 2018

Sudbury Recap and the week ahead...

We had some great throws, jumps and times against Sudbury last Thursday!  It was nice to see so many smiles on our kid's faces.  The first meet acts as a benchmark for our athletes and now each athlete will be able to set personal bests each meet moving forward.  Congrats to both the boys and girls teams for their victories over Sudbury.

Here is the schedule for the week ahead...

Monday - away meet against Acton.  The meet should begin around 3:30 and we should be back to WMS around 6:00.  It is always difficult to determine the return time due to traffic.  If you plan on bringing your child home from the meet, please send in a note to one of the coaches stating your wishes.  We need the note because it is a town policy.  All track team members will be transported to and from the meet tomorrow.  The weather does not sound great tomorrow.  Please be sure your child is dressed warmly for the meet.  It is strongly encouraged for athletes to have sweatshirts and some rain resistant clothing for tomorrow afternoon as temperatures are expected to be in the low 50's with possible showers.

Tuesday - We will practice at Wayland High School from 2:30-4:00.  Please plan on picking up your child at the high school no later than 4:00.  Team members will be boarding one of the first round of buses and will be transported to the high school on Tuesday.

Thursday - Practice at Wayland Middle School from 2:30-3:45.

Friday - Practice at Wayland Middle School from 2:30-3:45.

Hope to see some of you at the meet tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Meet #1 - Sudbury

We are looking forward to our first meet of the season tomorrow.  Below you will find important information about tomorrow's meet.

1.  Sudbury is expected to arrive around 3:15.  We will try to start the meet at 3:30.  Home track meets typically take about an hour and 15 minutes.  Seeing that tomorrow is the first one of the season please plan on an hour and half.

2.  Order of Events (boys will run first followed by the girls for all events except the mile)

Mile (boys and girls run together)
100
800
400
200 
4 x100 relay 
4 x 400 relay (boys and girls teams will run together)

3.  The field events happen at the same time as the running events so athletes may have to leave their field event to run and then will return to the field event once they are finished with their race.

4.  Just like all other sports teams, team members should stay until the conclusion of the meet to support their teammates.  The final event is the 4 x 400 relay and it is a grueling race.  Teammate support is essential for those who are running that race.

5.  If you are unable to watch/attend the meet, please plan on picking your child up at Wayland High School at 4:45.  

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Welcome Back!  We hope vacation was enjoyable for everyone.  Here is our schedule for the week:

Monday - Practice at WMS from 2:30-3:45

Tuesday - Practice at WAYLAND HIGH SCHOOL from 2:30-4:00 (please read details below)

Thursday - Practice meet against Sudbury at Wayland High School 3:15-4:45 (please read details below)

Friday - Practice at WMS from 2:30-3:45

**We will be practicing at the Wayland High School Track on Tuesday.  Team members will board one of the first round of buses at the middle school at 2:25 and will be transported to the high school for practice.  The coaches will make sure students get on the buses and one of us will be at the high school to guide them to the track.  Team members will change at the high school.  PICK UP WILL BE THE HIGH SCHOOL ON TUESDAY!  WE SHOULD BE DONE WITH PRACTICE AT 4:00.

**We have a meet against Sudbury on Thursday.  This is the very first meet for many of the athletes from both teams.  Due to this, we always use this first meet as a practice meet.  There will be an official starter for all running events.  The starter will guide and explain the events for all athletes participating in the meet.  This meet will be a great introduction to what the rest of our season will be like.  It is difficult to determine the end time of the meet.  Our best guess is about 4:45 but this is determined by the time that Sudbury arrives.  Once again, pick up is at Wayland High School.

*** We have noticed that not everyone has paid the user fee for the Spring Track Team.  Please be sure to make your payment as soon as possible.  Our athletic director has informed us that athletes cannot participate in our first meet if the payment is not received.  The first meet is scheduled for April 26th against Sudbury so please make the payment by clicking on the link below.  Thanks for your attention to this and thanks to everyone who has already paid the user fee.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

We had a very good week of practice and the kids seem to be enjoying the team.  We will not have practice over the next week due to the 8th grade Washington DC trip.  All three coaches are on the trip so we will resume practice after April Vacation.  

We encourage all team members to stay active during the next 2 weeks.  Whether it is a soccer game, lax game, or a running workout, please make sure your child gets outside for a few workouts.  We encourage WOYO's over the next 2 weeks.  WOYO's are Workouts On Your Own.  As mentioned before these workouts can be a game for another sport, a run around your neighborhood, a trip to the WHS track or a run on the treadmill if the weather is poor.  All athletes should remember to stretch and do their warm-up drills prior to their running workout.

We have noticed that not everyone has paid the user fee for the Spring Track Team.  Please be sure to make your payment as soon as possible.  Our athletic director has informed us that athletes cannot participate in our first meet if the payment is not received.  The first meet is scheduled for April 26th against Sudbury so please make the payment by clicking on the link below.  Thanks for your attention to this and thanks to everyone who has already paid the user fee.


Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Here is our tentative Spring Track Schedule  Please note that there will most likely be a few changes until it is finalized. 


Date
Opponent
Time
Location
Thursday, April 26th
Sudbury
3:15 PM
Wayland High School
Monday, April 30th
Acton
3:30 PM
AB High School
Monday, May 7th
Blanchard (Westford)
3:30 PM
Stony Brook Middle School, Westford
Thursday, May 10th
Watertown
3:30 PM
Wayland High School
Thursday, May 17th
Clarke (Lexington)
3:30 PM
Wayland High School
Monday, May 21st
LS Invitational
3:30 PM
LS High School
Wednesday, May 30th
Concord
3:30 PM
Wayland High School
Thursday, May 31st
Stony Brook (Westford)
3:30 PM
Stony Brook Middle School, Westford

The LS Invitational is a qualifying meet.  
This is not a full team event. Only those athletes who qualify
during the season will be able to attend.  The roster for this meet
will be determined the week before the invitational.

**Please note that this is a tentative schedule and changes will most likely be made.

Monday, April 2, 2018

First Day of Practice

Despite the snow, we were still able to get our first practice of the season under our belt.  We started with a team meeting, stretching, warm-up drills, a short running workout, cool down and then broke into groups to discuss the different spring track events.  Everyone was enthusiastic about the start of the season and it looks like we have some excellent athletes!

Here is the schedule for the rest of the week:

Tuesday - Practice at Wayland Middle School from 2:30-3:45

Thursday - Practice at Wayland Middle School from 2:30-3:45

Friday - No practice due to 8th grade DC trip preparations

There were a few team members who did not have an updated physical today.  Please be sure to bring a copy of your updated physical to Mr. Farley tomorrow in order to participate.  Athletes cannot participate in practice until an updated physical has been turned in.

Also, several families have not yet paid the user fee for the track team.  Please follow the link below to complete payment.  Thanks for your prompt attention to this.  Please click here to be brought to the payment portal.  Please be sure to click on middle school athletics when completing the payment.

Finally, team members brought home a uniform order form today.  Wayland Boosters provides the uniforms for our team.  The cost of the uniform is $11.00.  All checks should be made out to Wayland Boosters.  There will be a representative from the boosters present at our practice on Thursday to distribute the uniforms to those athletes who do not have one.  If your child has a uniform from XC or track from last year, you do not need to order another one.

We are looking forward to a great season!  Hope to see you at some of our meets!